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I am who I am and it makes me happy!
Interests: My family, people, dreaming, kindness, love, peace, calmness.
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I went shooping the other day with my son, Max. I usually don't buy anything but the necessities. I used to enjoy decorating and buying little trickets to make our home beautiful and fun but I have't done that for quite a long time. After Kevin died and I moved, stuff like that just seemed silly and pointless so I stopped doing it. I minimised and got rid of so much stuff. It was just junk cluttering my mind and my life. I let my girlfriends come up to my house with their trucks and take whatever they wanted and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Last September I had a kid come cut down a huge tree in my backyard. It had a split in it and I kept worrying about it falling over on the house so I made a deal with a kid to cut it down in exchange for a riding lawn mower that had been sitting in my garage. I assumed it worked. Evidently the tree was much bigger than the kid expected since it took him 3 days to cut it down. I felt sorry for him. I don't think the lawnmower worked when he eventually took it home so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
One great thing about my life right now is I have the ability to be spontaneous. It's really quite nice and probably something I take for granted. Every new year, I make a bucket list of all the things I want to do. Spending time with my friend Amy is always at the top of the list. Thankfully, we seem to be able to make that happen at least once. Last week, I texted her and said, "when are we gonna kayak this year?" She said she was starting a new job on Monday but she had time on Friday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So... I created a command central station in the sunroom off my bedroom. I've been sitting out there more than I ever have since moving into this house 6 years ago. I like to sit in the orange chair and read my Bible and pray to God to draw me near and protect my children and parents and friends. I just open my Bible and see what He has to say to me and I'm encouraged. The other day I was texting with my sister in law and a verse came to me to share with her. I decided to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Happy Monday!! I had such a great weekend. Sassypants came and she brought a friend! He brought a gift for me..... It's a perk of knowing someone who works for CHANEL.!! I love the fragrance! And the gesture. How sweet! We went to the pub and listened to an 80's cover band. I think I sang out loud every song. Remember 8675309?? OMG it was so fun! The dance floor was packed. When I first walked in my gal friend grabbed me and we got things going... That band just played one hit after another. It was just so fun.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Good Lord.....It's been a whole month since I've been on here. Time really flies, doesn't it?? I'd love to tell you what I have been up to but I don't even know myself. Just living. I guess and thinking. I'm a chronic overthinker. Do you do that?? Just mull things over in your head? putting together every possible scenerio until you can't even think rationally? That's what I do. And then I come to my senses and dream of all the wondertful possibilities of why something would work out. I mean really everything will be OK no matter what the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
to a cheeseburger and fries. Winning!! Yesterday I went shopping for a dress to wear to the wedding next month. A long sleeved dress. I tried probably 8 or 9 dresses. We went to 2 stores. I finally found one with long lace sleeves and that netting stuff that you can see through so it's still pretty sexy but you don't have to look at my actual skin. It's knid of form fitting but I can bend in it. It's pretty. At the first store we went to the lady suggested I get something with shorter sleeves and wear a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So funny! This week I had an assignment to massage two people and write SOAP notes on them. Sometimes I wonder how I will ever make a business out of giving massages because trying to get someone to come over here and let me work on them for free has not been working out so well. I finally did find a gal who agreed to stop by on her way home from work. I said, "Hey!! You want a massage after work? I need to work on someone for my class tomorrow" . She replied, "Yes! But I'm fat. You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I tripped over this boot four times this morning: I had kicked it off right beside my bed last night. I tripped over it when I got up and then when I took my coffee back to bed and then idk, I tripped over it again at some point and ended up kicking it into the middle of the floor and nearly fell down. And that is when I had an epiphany. The other night at the life coach class....the one I had to leave and race home from....I was reminded of a book that I used to read all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
On Wednesday, I had the day off. I cleaned and cleaned the house. I didn't shower. I didn't even get dressed. I wore yoga pants and went braless all day. Knowing I wouldn't see anyone, I stayed comfortable. I threw my hair up in a ponytail and got to work. Well, about 7 pm, I remembered that I had forgot to get coffee and I had been out for two days. I was tired but really wanted to run to the store and get some. I knew I looked like hell in my yoga pants and unkept hair and stinky... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
This morning I was putting the laundry away. Every year I start out by turning the hangers in my closet around backwards on the bar and then in January I go through and get rid of all the clothes I haven't worn. You 've all heard of that little trick haven't you?? I don't have much closet space so it works easier for me if they are organised and not packed with too many options. I like simple. And sometimes I impulse buy and whatever it was that caught my eye one day just isn't as awesome the next time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Someone asked me this weekend if I am lonely. Um.....honestly the answer to that is no. I truly do enjoy being alone. Surprisingly, I tend to be an introvert. I'm kind of shy and feel awkward making small talk with people I don't know well. I mean I can do it but it's not my favorite thing to do. I cherish phone calls from the people I adore and sometimes that's enough. My kids and I have a group chat that is's an ongoing discussion of fun topics so we all stay in the loop of what is going... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So...... I saw my mom yesterday and she said, "you"re so honest on your blog. Who woud have known? You always seem so happy!" Being content is a lot of work! I actually am pretty happy! I think winter just kind of sucks all the way around. I went to the doctor for a checkup recently because I wasn't feeling good. I have insomnia. My intestines were acting up. I thought for sure I had something fatal going on. The doctor ordered an extensive panel of bloodwork. When the results came back, she said, "you have the bloodwork of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So I've had a lot of people lately ask me when I will make another blog post. I've been told that they miss me. I'm not going to lie...It feels pretty good to be missed. I don't really know what happened with this old blog. I guess I pulled a Forrest Gump and just stopped one day. By the looks of it, a whole year and 2 months has gone by. That time really flew by for me! I hope it did for you too and you are enjoying the heck out of your life! I've been kind of in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
This is my 3rd year working for the school as a classroom aid? a helper? A personal assistant to those who need a little help? When I first applied for the position, I wanted a reason to get out of bed every morning and a place to go. I needed a purpose and I found one in in kindergarden. what a fun place to spend the day....but for can only sing the alphabet so many times before, I guess you're head feels like it might pop off. I could only take 2 years of that routine. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
High kick!!
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on a good habit at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I've come to the conclusion that June was tearing throught the blankets looking for a cookie! It's possible since I have, for some reason, formed a habit of eating in bed every night at 10 pm. Just when I am about to close my eyes to fall asleep, something comes over me and I throw all caution to the wind and end up running downstairs for cookies....or a piece of chocolate....or a bag of chips. It's basically whatever I can find....except the bananas or little cuties or anything remotely healthy. Luckily, my fun little habit hasn't turned into a love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Sassypants and I were talking over the weekend how good a positive attitude feels. It just makes life better. I told her how life changing this blog was for me when I first began to write it. Wake up. Start each day with a positive thought. It wasn't very many days until I had a genuine skip in my step. I thrived on looking for the good things happening all around me. One good thought led to 2 then it was a just a daily norm. Looking for the good has become a habit for me and it's fun! Here's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I always feel soooo good after our laughs! You are a good friend! Thank you!!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2017 on Happy New Year! at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Hi! You don't even know how many times I've had the urge to tell you all something! I have an extra hour this morning so here I am writing to you! Happy New Year! I think this is going to be a great year!! Don't you? I do not have any goals so I am one who will not be disappointed in myself. Remember the last time we talked I was in "I don't give a shit" mode? Well, I've found I can do that attitude well! I don't even do the laundry every day any more. I think right... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
It's Wednesday! Hump day! The middle of the week! I've gotten a lot accomplished as of late! This year I accepted a new job as a para in the district...only at the high school. I graduated from kindergarten so no more recesses. I started last week and have to admit that I LOVE IT! The kids are great and my coworkers are fun. I think it's going to be a good year! I can't really say that this new position has solved my longing for a new career BUT I love the school schedule and I was wanting the vacation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
So a few months ago I decided my motto would be "I don't give a shit." and you know what? I stopped giving a shit. It wasn't a bad thing and it doesn't mean I quit caring. I just started kind of blocking out the expectations and doing the things I love to do without regard to whether or not they were appropriate. I'm my own worst critic and I think most people are! It's taken me quite some time to find the strength to follow my heart. It started with learning to love who I am and that took... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Some days I wonder "Can life get any better than it is right now??" My life is just so full. I'm blessed! There have been a few days lately where I feel so blessed it just doesn't seem fair....and I cry. Not sobbing blubbering tears but just a humble tear of thanksgiving. This morning I woke up in joyful celebration. I am heading to Springfield to spend some time with my dear friend, Amy! We may kayak tomorrow or we may not. It depends on the weather. I'm just giddy to bask in her presense for a few days. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
Well....I have been in South Dakota with Sam for the past 4 days. He had a baseball tournament over the weekend so we drove up! I am happy to say that he has acquired the same level of spectacular driving deejaying as his brothers and sister. My kids all have such fine taste in music. It's refreshing and makes me so proud! Teenage boys don't talk much but we sure did enjoy some tunes together for 6 solid hours of driving! I know he enjoyed it as much as I did! Honestly, I think he enjoys hearing me sing. He... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time
I cannot quit smiling! I went to the post office and the gal said to me, "MAN! You look happy today!! You always do and that's what I like about you!" I responded, "I'm really happy!" Then I went to the car and sat and almost cried because gosh darnit....I am! I took Max to the airport yesterday so he could fly off to New York. It was a little difficult to do. I gave him a big hug and drove off without looking back. I held back a few tears that were trying to escape.....and then was overcome with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Raisin-a-ruckus One Day at a Time